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Citizens would be able to look after themselves when infrastructure is adequately provided in the country according to president Mohammed Buhari. He said this on Thursday during his meeting with Mohammed Al-Jasser, the president of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), at the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum in France. This was documented in a statement by Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesperson. The president pledged that his administration will stay devoted to providing infrastructures for...

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LAGOS — Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko, Acting Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has said that the two Lagos seaports located in Lekki and Tin Can Island were operating “far beyond their installed capacities”. “What it simply means is that if they were built to handle 500,000 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), for instance, probably they are now handling about 700, 000 TEUs,” he told newsmen on Sunday in Lagos. He said that the situation had...

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LAGOS — The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) wants its members to play a frontline role in the panel to investigate the cause of the 21-storey building collapse in Ikoyi. Its Chairman, Dr. Jang Tanko made expression in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos on Friday. Tanko stated that the technical knowledge possessed by civil and structural engineers was needed to ensure a thorough and fruitful inquiry. He said that some investigations...

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GLASGOW — To achieve an appreciable level of the National Infrastructure Stock, Nigeria requires about $1.5 trillion over a 10-year period. President Muhammadu Buhari stated this on Tuesday in Glasgow at a COP 26 high-level side event on improving global infrastructure hosted by President Joe Biden of the United States, EU Commission President, Von Der Leyen, and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in...

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, says Nigeria is still battling with insecurity because Nigeria has not reformed its military architecture. Mustapha stated this when he received the 24-member advisory committee on the reform of the armed forces and defence in Abuja.  “Reforms are critical and difficult to implement, but the step taken by the ministry of defence is the right step in the right direction to address security challenges....

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ABUJA —The Federal Executive Council has approved that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) should take over the reconstruction of 21 federal roads across the six geopolitical zones of the country. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) Minister of Works and Housing disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said nine of the projects are in North Central,...

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LAGOS — The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has begun the movement of cargoes in containers from Lagos to Dala Inland Dry Port in Kano state and Kaduna Inland Dry Port. Ismail Yusuf, managing director of Inland Containers Nigeria Limited (ICNL), confirmed this in Lagos. According to him, about 40 containers have been moved so far and an additional 40 empty containers have been returned through the same mode to Lagos from the Kano and Kaduna...

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MAIDUGURI — Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Borno state, Mr. Musa Farouq has called for the support of the media in tackling incessant vandalism of critical national assets and infrastructure. Farouq during a visit to the leadership of Nigeria Union Journalists at NUJ Secretariat in Maiduguri decried the level of vandalism of critical infrastructure which plunged most parts of the state into darkness for nearly ten months. “NSCDC with the core mandate...

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YOLA — For the past six years, the Kudzum Bridge in Michika local government that links Borno and Adamawa States destroyed by insurgents was rebuilt by the North East Development Commission (NEDC) and commissioned. The rebuilding of the bridge is part of the mandate of the Commission to rebuild destroyed public infrastructures. At the ceremony, Crowther Seth noted that the rebuilding of the bridge will boost the transportation of goods and services in the area....

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ABUJA — The federal government has approved a sum of N38.4 billion for the completion of abandoned road projects in Benue, Bayelsa, Anambra, Imo, and Nasarawa state. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing confirmed the development to state house correspondents on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting. According to the minister, the projects are old and were inherited from past administrations. He noted that the cost of the projects was revised to reflect...

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